Reality TV and Queer Identities - Lovelock, Michael
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This book examines queer visibility in reality television, which is arguably the most prolific space of gay, lesbian, transgender and otherwise queer media representation. It explores almost two decades of reality programming, from Big Brother to I Am Cait , American Idol to RuPaul's Drag Race , arguing that the specific conventions of reality TV-its intimacy and emotion, its investments in celebrity and the ideal of authenticity-have inextricably shaped the ways in which queer people have become visible in reality shows. By challenging popular judgements on reality shows as damaging spaces of…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book examines queer visibility in reality television, which is arguably the most prolific space of gay, lesbian, transgender and otherwise queer media representation. It explores almost two decades of reality programming, from Big Brother to I Am Cait , American Idol to RuPaul's Drag Race , arguing that the specific conventions of reality TV-its intimacy and emotion, its investments in celebrity and the ideal of authenticity-have inextricably shaped the ways in which queer people have become visible in reality shows. By challenging popular judgements on reality shows as damaging spaces of queer representation, this book argues that reality TV has pioneered a unique form of queer-inclusive broadcasting, where a desire for authenticity, rather than being heterosexual, is the norm. Across all chapters, this book investigates how reality TV's celebration of 'compulsory authenticity' has circulated 'acceptable' and 'unacceptable' ways of being queer, demonstrating how possibilities for queer visibility are shaped by broader anxieties and around selfhood, identity and the real in contemporary cultural life.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin; Springer International Publishing
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-3-030-14214-8
  • 1st ed. 2019
  • Erscheinungstermin: 8. Mai 2019
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 216mm x 153mm x 20mm
  • Gewicht: 414g
  • ISBN-13: 9783030142148
  • ISBN-10: 3030142140
  • Artikelnr.: 55026382
Autorenporträt
Michael Lovelock is an English teacher, who has previously taught media and cultural studies at the University of East Anglia and Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK. His previous work has appeared in numerous journals, including the International Journal of Cultural Studies, Feminist Media Studies and Sexualities.
Inhaltsangabe
1. Introduction.- 2. 'Real' queers on television: from heteronormativity to compulsory authenticity.- 3. Queerness as authenticity in reality TV.- 4. Born This Way: Authenticity as Essentialism in Reality TV.- 5. Resurgent Heteronormativity in Reality Pop.- 6. Working and werking: Queerness, labour and neoliberal self-branding in reality TV.- 7. Conclusion.